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VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum presents "What it Means to be an ARGONAUT," featuring ARGONAUT's chief creative directors, Rick Condos and Hunter Hindman, and head of talent and culture, Maura Menapace, in the Commons Theater. For more information, contact Katherine Keogh at kakeogh@vcu.edu or (804) 827-8871 or visit http://brandcenter.vcu.edu/resources/friday-forum/.

The Global Education Office invites the VCU community to the Global Cafe in Sanger Hall, Room 1038. This informal time of socializing offers the opportunity for international and American students, faculty, staff and community visitors to meet, develop friendships, relax, contribute ideas and discuss a wide variety of topics in a casual setting. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Pam Haney at pohaney@vcu.edu.

Professional and the Economics Club sponsor a screening of "A Beautiful Mind," in Snead Hall, Room B2165. The event will begin with an introduction about Professional, followed by networking and the movie. "A Beautiful Mind" is based on the life of Nash Bridges, the economist known for his equation, the Nash Equilibrium. For more information, contact Daryll Morgan at morgandg@vcu.edu or (804) 882-0372.

VCU Music presents Jazz 4 Justice© concert with the VCU Jazz Orchestra I and II, Africa Combo and vocal ensemble "What's the Ti?" in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for students or seniors. Presented with the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, proceeds will assist pro bono services and VCU Jazz scholarships. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at music@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776 or visit http://www.showclix.com/event/3898593 .

This week

Men's Basketball takes on Richmond at the Siegel Center's Verizon Wireless Arena. Women's Basketball will play La Salle immediately after at 7 p.m. For more information, contact VCU Athletics Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/landing/index#.

Coming up

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs sponsors its annual kick-off to Black History Month with a celebration in the University Student Commons, Suite 215. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at omsa@vcu.edu.

VCU Rice Rivers Center sponsors the RVA Environmental Film Festival beginning Monday, Feb. 2, and running through Sunday, Feb. 8, at locations around the city. On Friday, Feb. 5, a screening of "A River Changes Course" and "Gringo Trails" will be held at the Grace Street Theater. For a schedule of events, visit the website below. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Hale at smhale@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1164 or visit http://rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com/schedule/.

The Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries present G. Antonio Espinoza, associate professor, Department of History, and author of "Education and the State in Modern Peru: Primary Schooling in Lima, 1821-1921" discussing his work in the Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201. For more information, contact Richard Godbeer at rgodbeer@vcu.edu or visit http://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu.

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics presents Martin Golubitsky, director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, discussing "Patterns of Phase-Shift Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry," in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2201. For more information, contact Rebecca Segal at rasegal@vcu.edu or (804) 828-4756 or visit http://math.vcu.edu/vcu-mathematics-colloquium-prof-martin-golubitsky/.

The Black Education Association honors the legacy of Grace E. Harris with guests in the West Grace Street South Residence Hall, Room 1004a. Guests include Kate Slevin, Ph.D., chancellor professor of sociology, former Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, College of William & Mary; Jim Hinterlong, Ph.D., dean, School of Social Work; and Blue Wooldridge, Ph.D., professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. For more information, contact Nakeina Douglas-Glenn at nedouglas@vcu.edu.

Notices

New Issue of VCU's Menorah Review Available

The Center for Judaic Studies presents the 82nd issue of VCU's Menorah Review, a quarterly electronic publication devoted to the enrichment of Jewish thought. The publication examines Jewish experience in its varied dimensions and consists primarily of review essays based on scholarly books related to every aspect of Judaism. It's available online at http://www.menorahreview.org. For more information, contact Jack D. Spiro at jspiro@vcu.edu or visit http://www.vcu.edu/judaicstudies.

Do you use cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs)?

Men and women who use cigarettes and e-cigs between the ages of 18-60 are needed to participate in a research study that requires laboratory visits over a 4-week period. Compensation ($400) is provided. Call (804) 828-1867, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/cobbco/current-studies/ for more information. This study will be conducted at Thurston House on VCU’S Monroe Park Campus. Principle Investigator: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D. For more information, contact Caroline Cobb at cobbco@vcu.edu or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/cobbco/current-studies/.

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